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The Natural Birth Podcast

The Natural Birth Podcast is here to bring Embodied Birth Wisdom from women from all over the world sharing their Natural Birth Stories with the aim to inspire and encourage mamas to believe in their bodies and in the natural birth process. Our host Anna is a midwife and childbirth educator and the creatress of The Natural Birth Course - A Holistic Online Childbirth Education Course. Find out more at www.thenaturalbirthcourse.comEnjoy these Empowering and Natural Birth Stories!

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Radical Self Responsibility in the Birth Space. Emily's Free Birth Story.

Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have a returning mama, Emily. Emily came on the podcast in November 2020 and shared about her two first births in the episode ”Why going with an Independent Midwife was the answer to Emily’s Positive Home Birth Story!” In this episode we will hear about how Emily and her partner came to the decision to chose a free birth and the radical self responsibility they practiced throughout her pregnancy and birth. Emily is an early childhood educator and doula with a passion for conscious parenting and natural birth. And she has just released her online course ”The Conscious Caregiver”. Curious about Emily? Find her on insta as @consciousmothersgroup --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

57mins

19 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Healing Ancestral Wounds through Birth and choosing Life after Miscarriage

Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have Joanna Joanna is a mum of 3, 2 living children and a baby who left already in the first trimester.  She’s originally from Poland but now lives in the UK.  She works as a project manager for a building control company, however she has now trained to be an NLP and Hypnobirthing coach.. Joanna had her first daughter 10 years ago in a medicalized birth she describes as traumatic.  In this episode we talk about the healing journey she took after that birth which went farther than her own traumatic birth and ended up reaching far back into her ancestral linage and beyond.  When she was finally ready to get pregnant again after 8 years she ended up having a miscarriage that spiraled her into a deep depression before she had her turning point and decided to live and be happy. That’s when her and her partner decided to try again and finally fell pregnant to her baby girl that she birthed just 3 weeks ago. This baby was born at home, in water, while Joannas 10 year old daughter was watching.  Throughout Joannas story, the healing of the feminine is a red thread. From the healing of her matriarchal linage, to gifting her daughter the gift of both witnessing a miscarriage and understanding that death too is part of life and then witnessing her mother in her sovereign power birthing her baby sister. Curious about Joanna? Find her on instagram as @here.and.now.joanna MOVE VALUE FOR YOU Did you know you can join me and amazing mamas sharing resources, births stories and conception, pregnancy and mothering advice in our free Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space? Join Today >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u/checkout --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

55mins

12 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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First baby at 40!

Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have Karlyn. Karlyn is a mum of one from NSW, Australia. She specializes in guiding people through transformational processes drawing upon her training in breath work mastery, life coaching, yoni mapping therapy, tantric bodywork and sacred sexuality, yoga and conscious birth. She is also a trained doula. So not only do we get to hear about her first and only home birth at 40 years old, but also her rich wisdom as a doula in the birth space. Curious about Karlyn? Find her at www.sacred-alchemy.com.au MORE VALUE FOR YOU ONLINE MAMAS COMMUNITY The Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space - my free online membership platform where you can share in an uncensored way your journey through conception, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. JOIN >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u/checkout --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

36mins

5 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Choosing to become a Mother Later in Life

Bubaloo is a mama of 2 living children from NSW, Australia.She is a boundary crossing artist, de-colonising advocate, access bars practitioner and an organic gardener. And today she will speak to her 6 pregnancies and 2 full term births to her son and daughter.Bubaloo was late in deciding to become a mother. Not until her 36th year did she come to the decision that she wanted to have children. A big part of that might have been the result of the early terminations and miscarriages she experienced in her early 20s.Today she will so graciously walk us through her story of conceiving, terminating, miscarrying and finally birthing her babies at 36 and 40 years old.Curious about Bubaloo? Find her at www.bubaloofahyiwitness.comMORE VALUE FOR YOUDid you know you can join me and amazing mamas sharing resources, births stories and conception, pregnancy and mothering advice in our free Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space?Join Today >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u/checkout--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

1hr 40mins

29 May 2021

Rank #4

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Early Pregnancy Loss. A natural and heartbreaking part of being the keeper of a womb.

Trigger Warning: Early Pregnancy Loss Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have a different kind of birth story. Today me and the beautiful Amy that I will soon introduce will talk about early miscarriage. Miscarriage is more common than we think. And even though it is rapidly changing the way we as women relate to our bodies, our monthly bleed, our sexuality, pregnancy and birth, we rarely talk openly about miscarriage and especially not the early miscarriages. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely much higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that women might not even realize she was pregnant to begin with. They may just think they are having a heavy period. If this happens to you, you might have cramping, heavier bleeding than normal, pain in the tummy, pelvis or back, and feel weak. I believe that in order to fully reclaim our power and sovereignty as women we need to reclaim our bleed, the cycles we flow through and to speak openly and honestly about all the facets of being the custodian of a womb. So I was very honored by Amy reaching out about wanting to bring her early miscarriage and the wisdom and deep healing she gained through this most natural experience of many women lives and journey to become a parent. Amy is a Dancer, Spiritual Director, and Ordained Christian Minister from Missouri, USA. She teaches others to unlock the wisdom of their bodies through movement, storytelling, and music. And today, through her vulnerable and generous share we get to talk in-depth about the experience of early miscarriage. Curious about Amy? Find her on insta as @ashoebox MORE VALUE FOR YOU ONLINE MAMAS COMMUNITY The Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space - my free online membership platform where you can share in an uncensored way your journey through conception, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. JOIN >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u/checkout --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

1hr 5mins

22 May 2021

Rank #5

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Remembering Birth

Freya is a mother of 3 from Australia. She is a birth keeper and the host of the podcast Remembering birth that she got inspired to start after her free birth. Today we will hear about her first natural hospital birth, her second home birth with a hospital visit and finally her romantic conception of her third baby and how she chose to fully free birth her third. Curious about Freya? Find her on instagram as @rememberingbirth ONLINE MAMAS COMMUNITY The Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space - my free online membership platform where you can share in an uncensored way your journey through pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. JOIN >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u/checkout --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

57mins

15 May 2021

Rank #6

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Mother's Day Special!

Happy Mothers Day beautiful Mamas out there! May you be fully loved up as the goddess you are! Today is not only the celebration of all the Mamas in the world but also the one year anniversary of The Natural Birth Podcast! Happy Birth Day to The Natural Birth Podcast! I can’t believe it has been a year! 6 Seasons and 60+ episodes! And Over 34K listeners!  What a ride. And what amazing stories we’ve heard. 54 women have shared their birth stories with us and they have all brought pearls of wisdom in the form of sharing their unique way of preparing for birth and their embodied experience. And today beautiful mamas and birth nerds!  I have cherry picked from all the pearls of wisdom and advice given from all the mamas on the podcast! Yes! This episode is fully packed with birth wisdom after birth wisdom from women from all over the world. It’s all in there.  All the advice you could ever wish for from some of the most amazing and wise women and birth workers in the world! If this podcast episode brings you as much value as I hope and truly believe it will, then please give me the gift of appreciation and like the natural birth podcast on iTunes and leave a comment. The comments warms my heart and fuels my fire to bring more of this beautiful content to you all, and it also helps to spread the podcast to mamas who might not have found it yet! Now enjoy this gem of an episode. Download it to your library and listen to over and over again. Especially if you are pregnant! This episode can be a perfect complement to your birth playlist to listen to the early hours of labour and birth. 40% MOTHER’S DAY DISCOUNT! Coupon code MOTHERSDAY Mothers day discount:  https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/jjcrJwLF?coupon_code=MOTHERSDAY MORE VALUE FOR YOU The Natural & Conscious Mamas Community Space https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/von4DJ8u Home Birth Checklist https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/home-birth-checklist The Bundle  (The Natural Birth Course + The Nourishing Postpartum Course) https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/czJAoddU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

1hr 18mins

9 May 2021

Rank #7

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Birthing in her True Power

Rachael is a mum of 2 from NSW, Australia. She is a writer, women's circle facilitator, doula and passionate supporter of the innate wisdom of mothers and babies. In this episode we will hear about her two births that completely transformed her. Her first became a medicalized event in the hospital against Racheals wishes, and through the birth trauma a fire was ignited and Racheal dove into all things birth and sacred woman’s work. Today we will focus on her second empowering and natural home birth where she truly was birthing in her power and I had goosebumps throughout this interview. So many golden nuggets for you mamas in this one for sure. Curious about Racheal Rose? Find her on instagram as @the_racheal_rose --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

1hr 11mins

1 May 2021

Rank #8

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1/3 women home birth in The Netherlands. Nathalie is one of them.

Nathalie is a mum on one from the Netherlands. I know Nathalie from our monthly online mamas sharing circle and have followed her throughout her pregnancy and it’s so wonderful to now take part in her birth story. The Netherlands has one of the highest percentages of home birth in the world. Around 30% of dutch women give birth at home. It’s really common and no big deal there. Isn’t it fascinating how different it is around the world? And of course, today we will hear Nathalies home birth story. Want to join our Free Online Mamas Sharing Circle? Join via link below >>> https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/mamas-online-sharing-circle --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

39mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Dream Home Birth after Healing Birth Trauma

Today we have Amanda Amanda is a mum of 2 from Sweden and she is a MindBody therapist and spiritual coach. I had the honor of assisting Amanda in her healing of her birth trauma from her first birth, in the lead up to her second birth, through one on one birth trauma healing and debriefing session. It’s important to understand why things unfold as they do and to allow yourself to fully meet all the sensations and emotions trapped within that memory in your body, mind and soul to fully be able to let it go. And its even more important to deal with fears and previous traumas before your next birth so that you don’t end up bringing it in to your birth space. If you feel like you would like some loving space held for you as you work through previous birth trauma then reach out to me at annathespiritualmidwife@gmail.com or find more info in the show notes. I am so pleased that Amanda was able to work through her birth trauma and the fears coming up before her birth and that she ended up having a wonderful home birth for her second. Curious about Amanda? Find her at www.amandarandau.com One on One Sessions with Anna https://www.thenaturalbirthcourse.com/offers/KvSiB59P/checkout --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenaturalbirthpodcast/message

1hr 27mins

17 Apr 2021

Rank #10